View Full Version : Sand-sifter for my 30g Oceanic cube?

08/07/2006, 01:32 PM
My sand has slowly gotten less and less white over the 11 months my tank has been running. I'd like to get a sand-sifting starfish of some kind for it.

I'm thinking that the Sand Sifting Sea Star (http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_Display.cfm?pCatId=572) sounds good. But I wonder if I have enough of a sandbed to support it.

Is this a good choice? Are there other better choices? What additional info is needed before making a selection?


08/07/2006, 01:34 PM
Cerith snails burrow in the sand, maybe try some of those.

08/07/2006, 01:36 PM
I should have added in the original post:

I have several Nassarius and Cerith snails in addition to Nerite and Astreas as well.

mister crabs
08/07/2006, 02:29 PM
if im not mistaken a jawfish will clean your sand quite well or the snails mentioned above. the stars a nice thought but i put one in my tank and it made it all of 12 hours before my hermits ate it. so if you got hermits then dont bother with a star.

08/07/2006, 02:53 PM
orange diamond goby will sift all day if you have a fine sand, not coral gravel. Most entertaining fish I have ever owned!!!!